Hal Moore Background

General Patton of Vietnam

This article was published during the intense campaign on the Bong Son Plain in early 1966. Moore hated this publicity. In letters home, he wished the reporters would cover his troops, not him.

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New York Times – January 1966

In his letters home, Hal Moore expressed displeasure at the personal news coverage devoted to him. He wanted his troops to be the focus. However, it was what it was and here was the perspective of the New York Times.

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Soldiers and Soldiering

The foundation of Hal Moore’s leadership was his love of soldiers and soldiering. It was a love that transcended time, war, and politics. It is a love unique to soldiers and a love only soldiers know.

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